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Tribeca Hosts First Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You could say it’s in the air: Uptown, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is hosting its fifth annual National Design Week and honoring National Design Award recipients. Downtown, Tribeca is hosting its first annual Architecture and Design Film Festival, through Sunday.

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'UrbanCanvas' Turns Construction Sites into Works of Art

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eight artists are vying for the opportunity to transform New York City's eyesores into artwork.

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Putting the Paint to the Pavement in Times Square

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.

 

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Cities of the Future

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's about time we give our cities a makeover.

With 60% of the world's population projected to live in urban areas by the year 2030, city officials and urban planners the world over are talking about how to redesign for a more crowded future.

Changing the way we get around is the key, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), an organization that promotes sustainable transportation solutions for the world's burgeoning cities. The ITDP is sponsoring a project called Our Cities Ourselves, which pairs ten world cities with ten leading architects. Each has come up with a redesign of a public space, hand-tailored to the challenges presented by each city. These designs will be presented at an exhibition, opening on June 24, at New York City's Center for Architecture.

Last week, WNYC reported on Michael Sorkin's plan for New York, drawing impassioned responses from commenters. The proposal calls for tearing down the FDR interchange that connects the highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, freeing the waterfront to be developed into a riverside park, and discouraging vehicle traffic downtown.

The plans presented in Our Cities Ourselves focus on designs that reduce reliance on cars while encouraging bicycle use and public transportation. Many of the designs include provisions for Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT in urban planner parlance, high-speed bus lines with dedicated lanes and train-like stations for getting on and off. BRT has been a hailed as a success in developing cities such as Bogota and Quito, where it is prohibitively expensive to build subway systems.

Below, take a look at the designs.

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If You Unbuild It, They Won't Come

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In the last five years, New York has added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and closed parts of Broadway to cars, a re-allocation of street space that has caused no small measure of controversy. But those plans? Child's play, compared to what a group of international planners wants the city to do: tear down the lower part of the FDR drive.

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New York City's Ugliest Buildings: Your Choices

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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To celebrate the release of AIA's new Guide to New York City last week, we came up with a totally arbitrary list of New York City's ugliest buildings. Now you've had your say.

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With Visions of Future Hilltops (and Potable Water) Governors Island Re-opens

Friday, June 04, 2010

If art exhibits, outdoor music or car-free bike-riding aren’t enough of a draw, consider visiting Governors Island for a peek at a massive urban redevelopment project.

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Times Square Returns To Its Normal Crazy Self, Despite Bomb Scare

Monday, May 03, 2010

The shows never stopped on Broadway. The tourists still love the city. And what will become of that Times Square design contest? Find out more.

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City Seeks Times Square Plaza Designs – So Does WNYC

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We’d like to know what YOU think should define the pavement on the new Broadway Plazas. Share your ideas here.

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Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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Paul Goldberger Tours the High Line

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Take an audio tour with architecture critic Paul Goldberger, as he explores the High Line.

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Architecture As Exhibitionism? A Verdict On Standard Hotel Peep Shows

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Does the design of the hotel lend itself to these public peep shows? We asked one architecture critic for the answer. Watch the video.

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Re-Design Valentine's Day With Studio 360

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toss the chocolate hearts and red roses out the window in Studio 360's Valentine's Day Design Challenge. Click here to for details on how to enter.

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Field Trip: The 79th Street Boat Basin

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The 79th Street Boat Basin is an Upper West Side Surprise

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The UN's Extreme Makeover

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A massive renovation is underway at the United Nations. Luckily for aficionados of mid-century modern design, there is also an elaborate strategy in place to preserve and restore the complex's iconic features, keeping the U.N. looking like it's 1952.

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Climate Change the Copenhagen Way

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Copenhagen climate summit is wrapping up.  Artist Mark Coreth's melting giant ice polar bear sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square is becoming the iconic image of the Copenhagen Climate conference.

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Get Outta Here! Take a Field Trip to West Harlem Piers Park

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's been six months since West Harlem Piers Park opened, finally connecting Riverside Park to Riverbank State Park and providing an unbroken, no-dismount bike ride from the Battery to 200th Street. 

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Art and Design: From Bauhaus to Typography

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Bauhaus exhibit at MoMa has drawn huge crowds since opening in November. Check out our online tour of the show with curators Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman.

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What Made Your Year?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Only 28 days left in 2009. Tell us what made your year. Name the best food, song, movie, book, show or cultural experience you had. We're reading your choices on WNYC this month.

 

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555 Kubik's Facade Projection

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Interaction with architecture isn't limited to New York. Using three-D projection, Urbanscreen makes a German building shift, expand...and dream.

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